- How do we stay connected to the innate goodness of our basic human nature in the midst of challenging times?
- What cuts us off from our compassionate nature?
- Can we make the world a kinder place simply by the way we communicate?
In this class, we will be introducing a path to compassion based on the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We will bring non-judgmental awareness to our current communication strategies. We will use NVC tools to shift our attention from right-wrong/reward-punishment thinking to a human needs-centric view. We will introduce practices for cultivating greater felt awareness of our inner world and also learn how to compassionately listen and receive others. We will explore ways to honestly ask for what we want while including the other person’s needs.
To quote the Dalai Lama – “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
About the Instructor:
“I have been a student of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2004.In 2008, I attended BayNVC’s yearlong Leadership Program to both deepen my personal NVC embodiment and also to learn to share NVC with others. Ten years later, I continue to be amazed by the power and simplicity of this approach to meet life in a compassionate way. I am happy when my personal practice benefits others. I consider myself a lifelong NVC learner and explorer.”
Vegetarian lunch included with registration. Registration limited to 30 people.
|Date(s):||Saturday, May 18th|
|Times:||10:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Type of event:||special event|
|Number of sessions:||Daylong|
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